Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Find a hotel

Arid Recovery Tour

Arid Recovery is an ecosystem restoration initiative based in the South Australian outback and dedicated to the restoration of Australia’s arid lands.

Established in 1997, the project is centred around a 60 square kilometre fenced reserve from which all feral cats, rabbits and foxes have been eradicated.

This has provided an area of complete protection into which four species of locally extinct mammals have so far been reintroduced.

Arid Recovery is a unique example of a highly successful partnership between industry, government, education and community via the four way partnership that supports Arid Recovery.

Touring Options

Arid Recovery Tour – ART01

Take an Arid Recovery tag-a-long tour to an 86 square kilometre reserve, which uses a unique feral proof fence design to protect a patch of desert and restore it to pre- European condition. This reserve is the largest fenced reserve in Australia from which all cats, foxes and rabbits have been removed.

. Enjoy a one kilometre guided interpretive walk through dunes and swales to a viewing platform where you will enjoy a spectacular desert sunset overlooking the arid landscape. Then continue to the viewing hide at dusk for a chance to view locally extinct animals, which have been reintroduced including Burrowing Bettongs, Greater Stick Nest Rats and Greater Bilbies. A variety of native reptiles, birds and mammals such as the Spinifex Hopping Mouse may also be seen. Tours last for approximately two and a half hours

. Operates:
. Start times may vary according to sunset times.

Activites and Experiences at Arid Recovery Tour

  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Flora
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Spotlighting
  • Animal Viewing
  • Walking
  • Wholesale
  • Car park
  • Public toilet
  • Active
  • Cultural
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Nature based
  • Outback
  • Wilderness
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Money Order
  • Commentary

Accommodation In Roxby Downs

Discover some of the accommodation nearby in Roxby Downs.

More Tours In Roxby Downs

Experience some of the other tour ideas around Roxby Downs.

Map of Roxby Downs

Where Are Australia's Best Islands?

Australia's Best Islands

Around the coast of Australia there are many amazing islands that are an unforgetable pleasure for all who visit. Naturally, the Great Barrier Reef dominates any list of great Australian islands, with pristine wonders like the Whitsundays, Dunk Island and Lizard Island. Further off the east coast is the spectacular Lord Howe Island and off the coast of South Australia is the unspoilt Kangaroo Island. See if you aggree with our selection of Australia's best island escapes.